Brian Burns coming back from wrist surgery

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The Panthers are coming off a bye week, and one of their most impressive players on defense is coming off a minor surgery.

Via Joe Person of, rookie pass-rusher Brian Burns said he had a minor procedure on his right wrist during the bye week, but added that he was “definitely playing” this week against the 49ers. He wasn’t practicing Wednesday.

Burns, their first-round pick, injured the wrist blocking a punt a few weeks ago and played through it.

He’s had a very good start and has helped the Panthers to a league-leading 27 sacks. He has 4.5 of them himself, along with a forced fumble he recovered and returned for a touchdown.

2 responses to “Brian Burns coming back from wrist surgery

  1. As a Niners fan my pre-draft rankings for the #2 pick were Bosa, Burns and then Allen. All three guys are making me feel a lot smarter than I am in regard to the draft. I look forward to watching Burns continuen to excel, just not this week against my 49ers.

  2. Some fellow Panthers fans were down on Burns simply because he was a pass rusher from Florida State. Those people are still stupid, but I’m glad Burns is proving to be a solid pick.

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